Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Still Alive and Breathing...

Forgive me for my lack of consistency of my blog!

I have been busy putting the final touches on my paranormal talk show: got paranormal ???, which can be heard on
My panel includes: Dr. Lewis Roberts (skeptic), Earl(Professor of History, paranormal/occult enthusiast-investigator), Laraine (medium), myself and a guest; every Wed. evening from 9-10pm EST. Each week will be participating in a dialogue concerning a particular area of the paranormal.

My first show is this Wed. Dec. 15th, @ 9:00pm. Meet Clinton. He claims he has a spirit attached to him.

Hope you can listen!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Déjà Vu vs. Déjà Boo

I am so excited to introduce for the first time on my blog, my "blessed jewel", Dr. Lewis Roberts! Lewis has a Doctorate in Clinical Pharmacy. A born skeptic, with a passion for all things analytic; Lewis has been researching the impossible to answer questions for over a decade.

I am thrilled that he will be accompanying me on my blog periodically throughout my journey in the blogosphere.

My guest today is Mr. Titch Evans. Titch is a spirit board medium and is experienced in protective spells. He is also a paranormal investigator in the United Kingdom.

Lewis and Titch are participating in today's dialogue concerning their thoughts on déjà vu.

Lewis believes déjà vu is similar to an optical illusion. He claims ultimately, déjà vu is the unsettling feeling of trying to deal with discordant and incongruous information coming from different parts of our own brain.

Titch believes déjà vu is a spirit's past memory, coinciding with the present timeline.

Question: How old are you?

Lewis: 45.

Titch: 38.

Question: What are your religious views?

Lewis: I am a devout atheist, but I am not opposed to agnosticism. My religion is science.

Titch: I hold no religious views, I follow my own beliefs.

Question: Titch, when you say "spirit's past memory", are you saying humans are reincarnated?

Titch: Although I believe in reincarnation to a point, the "spirit's past memory", exists in the form of electrochemical charge based energies. This energy exists all around us. This is what mediums and psychics are able to tap into.

Question: Lewis, how can you exclude reincarnation from the meaning of déjà vu?

Lewis: Philosophically, I love the concept of reincarnation. I have yet to see any good evidence supporting it. The bottom line is I do not believe it is possible to be reincarnated. I think we get one shot at this miracle life, so it seems unlikely that déjà vu and reincarnation are related.

Question: Could parallel realities and time loops be a catalyst to déjà vu?

Lewis: In the thirties a physicist named Schrödinger developed a thought experiment about dual realities, to point out an anomaly in quantum mechanics theory. Basically, the math used to explain part of quantum theory allowed a probability of several "possibilities" to exist simultaneously - but once an observation was made only one actually does; in layman's terms, we typically refer to this as "reality"(the one and only).My belief is that "Schrödinger Cat", as the experiment was dubbed, was picked up by sci-fi writers and the concept of a scientific basis for "dual realities" was introduced, albeit largely misunderstood into pop culture and ultimately seized by spiritualists. So here is the deal with dual realities: For any given event there may be two or more possible outcomes, but we would only be able to observe the one that happened, not the one that didn't. It seems unlikely that there would be a déjà vu sensation evoked as a result of what is ostensibly an everyday occurrence.

Titch: The quantum level is the smallest level detected by science and many scientific findings on this subject contradict normal physical laws. The findings suggest that there are other physical laws at work in the universe, operating on a deeper level. That being said, my answer is yes.

Question: Is it possible for the subconscious mind to register information in advance of the conscious mind, therefore triggering déjà vu?

Lewis: Yes! I believe this is exactly what is going on, but we need to be clear about the definition of "subconscious". I would prefer a term like "non conscious", there is too much psycho-babble baggage associated with the term subconscious. A non conscious part of the brain is sending an erroneous signal of "familiar" that get incorporated into the "event milieu" with presumably signals from other non conscious areas that ultimately gets interpreted by the conscious mind as déjà vu. Additionally, we have a pretty good idea what part of the non conscious mind/brain it is, because we can reliably induce the feeling of déjà vu through electrical stimulation of this non conscious part of the brain.

Titch: If this were the case, we would be flooded with déjà vu on a daily basis. To suggest the subconscious mind registers information before the conscious mind indicates precognition, or second sight.

Question: What if some forgotten dreams were actually time travel to the future. Could suddenly remembering them for an instant at a certain time or place create the feeling of déjà vu?

Lewis: There is little scientific evidence supporting backwards time travel (subatomic particles)but I promised to be brief, so I will not get into that. Future time travel we do quite well, but we have to suffer through the present one second at a time to get there and there is no turning back. There are better explanations for déjà vu.

Titch: There is a theory that a person may be able to "time travel" to the future based loosely on Einstein's theory of relativity,the twin paradox experiment and our understanding of chakra vibrations. I cannot give an honest answer at the present moment, as there is not enough evidence to support it.

Question: There is a theory that we can astral project our spirit/consciousness from our physical body in our dreams. Does this relate to déjà vu?

Lewis: Out of body experience (OBE) versus déjà vu....hmmmm. I would say they are related as much as they are both perceptions by the conscious mind based on signals from certain parts of the brain. They are not directly related to each other.

Titch: I believe in astral projection, but I do not believe it relates to déjà vu. The majority of documented cases are experiencing the "here and now" opposed to the future.

Question: Is it possible for déjà vu to occur for more than a few seconds?

Lewis: I have read a brief summary of a scientific paper that implies that some déjà vu experiences may continue for "extended periods", unfortunately I have not been able to get my hands on the paper, so I am not certain what the authors meant by "extended periods". "Maybe" is my short answer.

Titch:It is scientifically proven that when necessary, half of the brain controlling logical thoughts (conscious) can shut off the half that deals with the subconscious, almost like a defense mechanism. It is my belief that this mechanism is what prevents many of us from experiencing our true potential from using our sixth sense and experiencing only seconds of déjà vu.

Question: Can a person experience the same déjà vu more than one time?

Lewis: I am not sure about this. I have read an account (online from a dubious source) that suggests at least one person with epilepsy induced déjà vu experience. I would put this in the realm of possibility - more information required to validate.

Titch: Yes and no. The same déjà vu might be experienced more than once, but I believe after the true event any further experience is more that of a recall of an individuals memory.

Thank you both for sharing. You can read about more paranormal topics from Titch Evans on his blog:

Monday, May 17, 2010

Paranormal Tobacco

Recently, Siôn-marc Simpson commented on Nottinghamshire Paranormal Network's Discussion Board regarding ghost hunting equipment and finding spirits. Since the last couple of posts on my blog have been based on ghost "smells", Siôn-marc's comment caught my attention! If you are thinking "Oh, not again..." this shall be my last post on this topic!

Q. How exactly are you involved in the world of paranormal?

A. I am the founder of P.I.E.M. (Paranormal Investigations East Midlands) in Nottingham, England. We focus on technology and science. We believe that the field of investigation has been harmed by the "entertainment" ghost hunting shows. Our motto: "Logos pleon agoia" is ancient Greek for "reason over ignorance".

Q. What are your religious views?

A. Religion, in my opinion, has stunted the growth of humanity. I believe it is a form of control, designed to blind us from our truths. When I look at the amount of misery and death caused in its name, I feel the detriments are greater than the benefits. I guess you could say I am Shamanic or Animistic.

Q. What is your ultimate goal concerning your paranormal interests?

A. Our goal as a group, is to investigate the subject in a proper manner. Not for entertainment, or to make money. We are simply searching for evidence for people with open minds.

Q. What can you tell me about the smell of tobacco you encountered on your past investigation?

A. P.I.E.M. was at a property where some of the reports focused on a sitting room. People experienced sweet smells that had no explanation. People claimed they smelled the odour when sitting in a particular chair, at no specific time. The old chair (original to the property) was in front of a window. I noted that the fabric was warm, due to sunlight. Old fabrics, when exposed to heat, tend to release a sweet smell of tobacco. In some cases, the fabric fibers expand and the trapped odours are released into the air. I carry a hair dryer with me on investigations for this reason. I warmed the fabric and could smell the sweet smell of tobacco.

Q. Does this phenomenon only occur with aged fabric?

A. No, I believe any fabric will work but it takes fabric a while to trap odours. The fibers in the fabric are more porous with age.

Q. What do your family and friends think of your intense interest in the paranormal?

A. I have had mixed reactions. It's funny. There are the sceptics, but off the record they admit they have friends who have had paranormal experiences.

The Burning Question:

Do you believe it is possible to "smell" spirits?

A. I have never had a personal experience with this particular phenomenon!

Thank you Siôn-marc!

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Pipes, Coffee and Ghosts

A recent comment to my post "I Smell a Spirit", caught my attention. As my comment button malfunctioned on that particular post, I have decided to use it this week as a preface to a post later this week.

A man living in the United Kingdom noted that his home occasionally has two smells that leave his family wondering if it has paranormal activity.

The first smell is pipe smoke. It lingers by the lavatory door and into the hall. It is not continuous, and may last a couple days. It returns every few weeks, sometimes not for months.

The man feels this smell of pipe smoke is paranormal because nobody in the house smokes, and smoking is not permitted in the home. He also adds that his dog "Scooby", has been seen staring at the lavatory door when the smell is present.

The second smell the couple has experienced in their house is that of coffee. The strong smell of coffee is found by the stairway and the bedroom door in the evening hours. They are perplexed because they do not drink coffee and rarely keep coffee in their home.

I am still curious as to why the smell of tobacco is so common in places where it is unexpected. If anyone has a theory as to why this phenomenon occurs, please contact me at:, or as always, I look forward to your comments!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Hungry Ghost

It seems that my "paranormal ring" I discussed in my first post of 4/4/2010, may have a name!
Hungry ghost seems fitting. Asian folklore suggests beings are reborn as hungry ghosts because of their greed, envy and jealousy. They eat the emotions of living humans or whose actions are driven by emotions leftover from its previous life. This is so fascinating since it was hovering over my knee in an Asian restaurant! I also find it mind-blowing that I experienced this phenomenon in the summer, the time when hungry ghost festivals are being celebrated in Asia.

At the time, I was proud of myself for not touching the mysterious ring. I was feeling insecure about interrupting the flow of something so magical. The brave, curious side of me, wishes I touched it! I wonder what my intuition would say if the hungry ghost decided to visit me again this summer. Maybe I would feel confident touching it if given another chance, as I am not so ignorant to its existence.

I am looking forward to sharing more information in the near future!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I Smell a Spirit

Funny you mention cigar.....I do not believe in "coincidence" so the timing of the universe continues to amaze me. I was just at our local high school play with two of my four children, the night before you posted your comment. As we were sitting in the dark, I could smell cigar smoke.

I prefer trying to debunk every paranormal activity that presents itself to I brushed it off as perhaps a member of the audience smoked a cigar prior to the play. However, I have two examples of "smelling a spirit" phenomenon that I would like to share with you!

Several years ago, I was chatting with an acquaintance of mine about the death of her mother. I felt an impulsive need to ask her an odd question. I asked her if she had smelled her mother since she passed. She looked at me and said she smelled her mother's lipstick at the funeral. Keep in mind at this time in my life, I was unaware that it was possible to smell a spirit.

Another similar story is when I first met a good friend of mine. We were having drinks and she was talking about the death of her mother. Once again, I followed my intuition and asked if she had ever smelled her mother. She looked at me as if I was The Great Gazoo from an old Flintstones episode. Anyway, she said no, and the night continued as she washed my question away with a martini.

The next morning her husband called her from his trip. She had not talked to him after she left me that night, as he was away. He told her that her mother came to him in his dream and that he could smell her.

To make the story odder, he never recalled her mother having a particular scent.


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Welcome to my paranormal blog!

My goal here is to deliver new insight to my readers about a topic that may be real....or may not be real. It's up to you to decide.

On a personal note, I have had a few paranormal experiences in my lifetime. It makes me quite uncomfortable to think there just might be "something" after we die. After all, I treasure THIS life I have created for myself.

For years, I thought death was when you wake up and you don't remember your dreams. Just "nothing". Other possibilities are heaven, reincarnation, or just energy we cannot explain at the present time. When thinking about "paranormal", it is important to remember that it ranges from: ghosts, past lives, UFOs to actual psychics and more.

I hope you will enjoy my journey into the unknown mysteries of life the way I do: with an open mind and courage.

My first blog will start with one of my own paranormal experiences in Chestnut Hill, PA.

I was finished my dinner, it was closing time and my dear friend and I were about to leave one of my favorite local haunts. At this point, we were the only patrons left in the restaurant.

Q: What exactly did you see?

A: A glowing, fluorescent yellow, vibrating ring, about the size and shape of your pointer finger and thumb if you touched the tips together. It appeared at the center of the table out of nowhere, darted in different directions and then toward me. My chair was far enough away from the table that it could hover over my knee.

Q: What was your reaction?

A: I was dumbfounded. I tried to debunk all of it. My intuition told me not to touch it, or say a word. I wanted this moment to last forever.

Q: How did it end?

A: The bus boy approached our table clanking dishes, etc. He was taking plates away and the fluorescent ring darted from my knee, back to the table and dropped through the space between the table and the wall. Poof...gone!

Q: Did it come back?

A: It did. The bus boy informed us the restaurant was now closed. My friend brushed the soil in the plant's pot next to our table (still curious as to where the thing was). There it was, for a split second . It darted up through the plant's broad leaf and vanished into thin air.

Q: How did you feel?

A: I felt lucky, important, wondering why this happened to me. I continue to ask myself "What did this mean?" Whatever it was, it has taken my desire to share the wonderment of paranormal to the next level.

Q: Have you returned to the restaurant?

A: Yes! I have returned several times. I have also been seated at the same table on some occasions. I have not seen the paranormal ring since that memorable night. I asked the waiter if he had experienced anything paranormal at the restaurant. He said no, but added some of the staff claimed that they have encountered paranormal activity. None of the claims were of my special ring.

I am ready and waiting to talk "paranormal rings" to anyone who has seen such a thing!